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Anthem Of The Sun 50th Anniversary Picture Disc LP

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2018

Grateful Dead / Rhino

A 50th anniversary, limited edition, picture disc LP release of the 1971 mix of the second Grateful Dead album. A 2 CD deluxe edition of the album was also released to mark the 50th anniversary. For information about earlier releases see the Anthem Of The Sun page.


Side A (1971 mix):

  • That's It For The Other One
    I. Cryptical Envelopment
    II. Quadlibet For Tender Feet
    III. The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get
    IV. We Leave The Castle
  • New Potato Caboose
  • Born Cross-Eyed
Side B (1971 mix):
  • Alligator
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

  • Tom Constanten - prepared piano, piano, electronic tape
  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, kazoo, vibraslap, vocals
  • Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann - drums, orchestra bells, gong, chimes, crotales, prepared piano, finger cymbals
  • Phil Lesh - bass, trumpet, harpsichord, guiro kazoo, piano, timpani, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - organ, celesta claves, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, kazoo, vocals

Original LP:

  • Producer - Grateful Dead
  • Producer - Dave Hassinger
  • Arranger - Grateful Dead
  • Recorded at RCA Studio A, Hollywood, American Studios, No. Hollywood, Century Sound, New York, Olmstead Studios, New York
  • Parts recorded live November 10, 1967 - March 31, 1968
  • Executive engineer - Dan Healy
  • engineer - Bob Matthews
  • Cover art - Bill Walker
  • Photography - Thomas Weir
  • Art direction - Ed Thrasher
50th anniversary:
  • Reissue Producer David Lemieux
Related releases

Anthem of the Sun was originally released in 1968;

Further information about the album and reissues between 1968 and 2018 are provided on the original album page.

A 50th anniversary 2 CD deluxe edition of Anthem Of The Sun was released in 2018. This comprises the 1968 and 1971 mixes of the album and live music from Winterland on October 22, 1967:

For information about other Grateful Dead releases that include music from this period see the 1967/1968 sections of the Dead by Date page.

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